Genetic population structuring of Mackenzie River broad whitefish

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Tags: biology, fish, genetics, fisheries assessment, whitefish

Principal Investigator: Johnson, Jim (1)
Licence Number: 12293
Organization: Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans
Licenced Year(s): 1992
Issued: Jan 01, 1992
Project Team: J. Fox, J.D. Reist

Objective(s): to collect broad whitefish from a number of lakes and tributaries in the outer Mackenzie River Delta and base of the Tuktoyaktuk Peninsula for the purpose of determining the genetic structure of the population; to opportunistically collect samples of other species of arctic fish (least cisco, northern pike) for similar genetic analyses.

Project Description: Mackenzie River basin broad whitefish represent a mixed-stock population which utilizes different geographical areas for different stages of its life history. The study will examine the role of outer delta lakes and lakes/rivers of the Tuktoyaktuk Peninsula in the life history of the Mackenzie River population.